NIIRTA Welcomes DOE Action On Dereliction

The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) has welcomed DOE Minister Durkans announcement today of £600,000 towards addressing dereliction in Town Centres and urban areas. 

NIIRTA Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said:

“Addressing the growing problem of dereliction in our town centres is a key challenge for both the DOE and in future the new eleven super-councils. Derelict buildings and eyesores are off putting to town centre shoppers and this announcement is a welcome move in the right direction”
“NIIRTA wants to see an Executive led, comprehensive vacancy strategy to ensure these derelict buildings can be converted into new businesses which can both increase town centre footfall and economic regeneration”
Glyn Roberts can be contacted on 07515710517